One of the most booming media formats of the "web 2.0"-era are webcomics. Everyone seems to read them these days, even if only the super popular stuff like Xkcd or C&H. But strips like those are just one side of the medium and there are some really impressive graphic novels out there published in a webcomic format and available to everyone completely for free.
And who doesn't like free stuff? Over the years my collection of webcomic RSS feeds has grown into three digits and I figured there might be some other enthusiasts or curious ones around here who'd be interested in discussing some of them. So what're y'all reading?
A long time favorite of mine is Guilded Age
, a six year running, action-packed fantasy epic with a clever twist which I won't spoil. It shines with great humor and suspense, as it is usually impossible to expect where the story will go next (as demonstrated by the speculation in the often quite entertaining comment section). It is updated at an impressive three times a week.
A relatively recent addition has been Stand Still, Stay Silent, which got a lot of attention lately online for its beautiful visualization of the Indo-European language family tree. The comic itself is set in post-apocalyptic Fennoscandia and focuses on an expedition into the mutant-infested "Silent World". The art and world-building are absolutely stunning, as is the fact that there are new pages several times a week. There is another, finished comic by the same creator, A Redtail's Dream, which is just as amazing but is set in present day and focuses on Finnish folklore. Great stuff for binge-reading in a day.http://www.minnasundberg.fi/
If Summoning is the sugar of fantasy metal, is Manowar the bacon?
Personally, I prefer to know nothing of the esoteric hierarchy of MA and the profane rituals required to attain rank.